d:dicate™

4015C WIDE CARDIOID MICROPHONE, COMPACT

Product Details

MSRP $1,639.95 excl. local VAT
Product ID 4015C
Visually discreet, the d:dicate™ 4015C Wide Cardioid Microphone, Compact represents an indispensably low-profile solution for audio engineers and set designers alike. Tremendously precise and natural sounding, these mics will certainly exceed expectations when used on choirs, percussion setups, grand pianos, wind instruments and much more.

If you are already a d:dicate™ 4011 Series devotee, you will discover an exciting alternative in our wide cardioid microphones. It differs in its polar pattern and is the perfect fill-in between an omnidirectional and a more directional microphone.
 

The microphone capsule

The off-axis characteristics of the MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule are totally linear, a unique quality when it comes to authentic sound reproduction. Any leakage that occurs from off-axis sound sources is still a faithful reproduction of these sounds, just softly attenuated.

Sometimes a conventional cardioid pattern just isn’t quite open enough. Recording orchestras or other ensembles sometimes requires a compromise between blending in the room reverberation and a more precise localization. When recording instruments with complex radiation patterns, the wide cardioid (also known as hemispheric) design covers a greater sound angle and is an excellent choice. This is the often ideal mic for recording grand piano, guitar, marimba, and percussion, or as a spot mic for groups in a symphony orchestra. Likewise, it is an excellent speech, dubbing, or vocal mic as its enhanced richness on the bass end nicely compliments many voices.
 

A truly flexible range

This mic is part of the flexible d:dicate™ Microphone Series. At any time, and with no tools needed, it is possible to transform the d:dicate™ 4015C Wide Cardioid Microphone, Compact into a new configuration. You can combine it with another d:dicate™ or d:facto™ Microphone Capsule or Preamplifier.

The MMC Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule coupled with the MMP-C Compact Preamplifier is an excellent spot mic as a fill-in between an omni and a cardioid. The compact version is easier to position than other cardioid microphones. For another option, match the MMC4015 Wide Cardioid Microphone Capsule with the MMP-A Preamplifier, which suits acoustic instruments and voices with rich and open sound.

The d:dicate™ 4015C Wide Cardioid Microphone, Compact is also available as matched stereo pair (ST4015C).
 

Features

The product offers the following features
Low profile – wide pickup area
Natural reproduction
Directional ambience pickup
Exceptional for vocal
Modular flexibility

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WHAT'S IN THE BOX

accessories
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MMC4015 WIDE CARDIOID MICROPHONE CAPSULE (MMC4015)
 
accessories
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MMP-C COMPACT MICROPHONE PREAMP (MMP-C)
 
accessories
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CLIP FOR d:dicate™ (UA0639)
 
accessories
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FOAM WINDSCREEN FOR d:dicate™ Ø19 MM, LENGTH 56 MM (2.2 IN) (DUA0020)
 

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Specifications

d:dicate™ Recording Microphones 4015C WIDE CARDIOID MICROPHONE, COMPACT

Directional pattern
Wide cardioid
Principle of operation
Pressure gradient
Cartridge type
Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency range
20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency range, ±2 dB, at 60 cm (23.6 in)
40 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity, nominal, ±2 dB at 1 kHz
10 mV/Pa; -40 dB re. 1 V/Pa
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted
Typ. 18 dB(A) re. 20 µPa (max. 20 dB(A))
Equivalent noise level, ITU-R BS.468-4
Typ. 25 dB
S/N ratio (A-weighted), re. 1 kHz at 1 Pa (94 dB SPL)
Typ. 76 dB(A)
Total harmonic distortion (THD)
< 1% up to 139 dB SPL peak
Dynamic range
Typ. 121 dB
Max. SPL, peak before clipping
152 dB
Output impedance
100 Ω
Minimum load impedance
2 kΩ
Cable drive capability
100 m (328 ft)
Output balance principle
Impedance balancing with Active Drive
Common mode rejection ratio (CMRR)
> 50 dB
Power supply (for full performance)
48 V Phantom power (± 4 V)
Current consumption
2.8 mA
Connector
XLR-3M. Pin 1: shield, Pin 2: signal + phase, Pin 3: - phase
Color
Matte black
Weight
58 g (2 oz)
Microphone diameter
19 mm (0.75 in)
Capsule diameter
19 mm (0.75 in)
Microphone length
64 mm (2.5 in)
Maximum output voltage, RMS
> 4 V
Polarity
+V at pin 2 for positive sound pressure
Temperature range
-40°C to 45°C (-40°F to 113°F)
Relative humidity (RH)
Up to 90%
Matching tolerance (frequency response and sensitivity)
±1 dB
Phase deviation for kit
< 10°


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